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Global Adapter with 2 USB Ports

Get the power you need when you travel abroad.


Our all-in-one Global Adapter changes the plug shape for worldwide use--designed for dual-voltage appliances and USB devices, or use in combination with a converter.
No individual plugs to misplace. Compact and easy to fit in your luggage, it has seven built-in plug configurations for use in over 150 countries on every continent. Compatible with most laptops, cell phones and MP3 players. Also works with small, dual-voltage appliances, including travel hair dryers, steamers and irons. Two power lights--one for appliances, one for USB ports. Built-in surge protection.

Important: Before using, always check your appliances for compatibility.

Changes plug shape.
This all-in-one unit includes seven built-in plug configurations, making it easy to use your dual-voltage travel appliances and USB devices in over 150 countries worldwide. Works in the following locations: Europe, Central America, South America, Caribbean, Canada, Africa, Middle East and Asia.

For small appliances and USB devices.
Best for dual-voltage laptops, appliances, cell phones, MP3 players, PDAs and other USB devices.

Caution:
This adapter does not convert voltage. Use with dual-voltage appliances or in combination with a converter.
Global Adapter with 2 USB Ports
Global Adapter with 2 USB Ports
Global Adapter with 2 USB Ports

Global Adapter with 2 USB Ports

599456p

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Global Adapter with 2 USB Ports
 
3.1

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

57%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (16)
  • Easy to use (15)
  • Durable (8)
  • Improves experience (8)

Cons

  • Poor quality (4)
  • Pointless (3)

Best Uses

  • Business trips (5)
  • Computer (5)
  • Extended trips (5)
  • Indoors (5)
  • Short trips (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (13), Traveler (10), Budget shopper (3), Stylish (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Cool gadget

This product is not for dummies. As far as I understood several commentators tried to plug in a refrigerator or microwave.
If you don't know what for those small fuses are, please...Read complete review

This product is not for dummies. As far as I understood several commentators tried to plug in a refrigerator or microwave.
If you don't know what for those small fuses are, please don't buy it - better save your money.

In other words you can use it for small electronics... but try to avoid plugging of something that has to be heated (irons), cooled (friges) or simply needs a lot of energy.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Would be great if it wasn't fragile

This is a great travel adapter designed for low voltage electronics. The people who bought this thing thinking it could handle curling irons are clueless. Great idea but the circuit board is cheaply...Read complete review

This is a great travel adapter designed for low voltage electronics. The people who bought this thing thinking it could handle curling irons are clueless. Great idea but the circuit board is cheaply constructed. I only had to drop it once to cause one of the relays for the USB to pop off the circuit board. Back to the drawing board.

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1.0

Not worth it!

By Meg144

from Galway, Ireland

About Me Practical

Pros

  • Compact

Cons

  • Didn't Work
  • Expensive
  • Pointless
  • Poor Construction

Best Uses

  • Nothing

Comments about Global Adapter with 2 USB Ports:

I'm a student studying abroad and was EXTREMELY disappointed when this product stopped working on the FIRST day of my month-long trip! Considering I spent a nice amount of money on this, I did not expect it to break with not even a full day's use (via laptop/iphone charging.) Luckily, I'm near a lot of retail stores in Ireland, one of which is an electronics store so I could get a different one (which was cheaper AND it works perfectly!) After my trip, I'm looking forward to going to brookstone and getting my money back…this product is terrible, if I could I wouldn't even give it a 1 star rating!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
1.0

Useless!

By MM

from NY, NY

About Me Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Pointless
    • Poor Construction

    Best Uses

      Comments about Global Adapter with 2 USB Ports:

      I bought this knowing that I needed to bring a nebulizer for my son in case he has issues during my trip to South Korea as well as for charging all my electronics. The problem with it was it never worked! The first time when I pluged it in, I had to pull it out of the outlet slighty to get a connection. That connection only last 3 secs. Had to move it around for 10 mins to find a sweet spot only to have it turn off second later. I compared the adapter to the local Korean plugs and I noticed that plug shape (round ones) were smaller than the local plugs. Now being that I'm thousands of miles from America and in need of an adapter, I had to buy one at the local store. $35.99 lost. When I got back to America, because I was curious, I plug in the US plug and got the same results. Not sure if this was a faulty one out of the bunch but this buy was a useless one. I'm brought products from Brookstone before with good results. This product in my mind is a FAIL.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      2.0

      Not sure why it screws up iphone unlock

      By JCP

      from Wichita KS

      About Me Practical

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Questionable

      Best Uses

      • Airline Travel

      Comments about Global Adapter with 2 USB Ports:

      Dual USB ports seemed perfect for iphone/ipad charging overseas but 2 days in US before leaving and we found you can't unlock your iphone when it's charging on this adapter. Touchscreen goes crazy. Does same with 2 iphone 4S consistently. Will return it and try another before calling it junk.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      2.0

      Awesome design, quickly burns out

      By Blaine Everyman

      from Chicago

      About Me Occasional World Traveler

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Experience

      Cons

      • Fragile
      • Poor Construction

      Best Uses

      • Computer
      • Day Trips
      • Weekend Trips

      Comments about Global Adapter with 2 USB Ports:

      I was initially very impressed by the simple and extensible design of this unit--all of the major bases were covered in a small package, US, AU, EU, UK, Asia. There is even a spare fuse included in the unit! This died on my second trip using it, however. Never mind the illusion of maintainability provided by the spare fuse.

      The first trip was to the UK, and lasted 8 days of it being plugged in 24/7. It would only charge my laptop in the evenings.

      Second trip was more extensive--3 weeks in India followed by 4 days in Germany. Very similar usage pattern, except it was almost charging my laptop and other devices (since I was on vacation, and had no need to use them outside my hotel).

      The unit burned out 3 days into my Germany trip. To be fair, this is my second power adapter, and the first one burned out within a week and change.

      They really need to increase the reliability of this unit. It's unacceptable that such a pricy product should be replaced only after a month of usage.

      For the money, I'd do some research and find a unit that's been related as being much more reliable.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      2.0

      Meh

      By Flixoman

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Frequent Traveler, Practical

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Underpowered

      Best Uses

      • Computer
      • Day Trips
      • Weekend Trips

      Comments about Global Adapter with 2 USB Ports:

      Decent for a plug adapter, but major gripe here was the underpowered/buggy nature of the USB ports. The manual does not indicate voltage or amps, but I am guessing it supplies around 200ma - slow slow SLOW! Fine for charging a phone that is powered off...and not needing to be used for anything else. Should be juiced up to churn out 2A per port. Interacting with a device while its being powered by the USB is also futile - it actually fouls the use of touch screens (tested on multiple devices).

      If you need a power adapter and are fine with charging your devices overnight (off and not being used), then go for it. Hindsight would have me purchase cheap plug adapters and use the stock USB power adapters that churn out at least 1 amp. If I didnt toss the box for space - I would return this in a NY Minute.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      The Best of the Worst

      By Cynta, International Woman of Mystery

      from Luanda, Angola

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Global Adapter with 2 USB Ports:

            I live overseas most of the time and these adapters are essential. The only issue is how often I have to buy them because they frequently burn out.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Brilliant adapter!

            By Tammy the Traveller

            from Washington, DC

            About Me Frequent Traveler, Practical

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Improves Experience

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Airline Travel
              • Computer
              • Office
              • Weekend Trips

              Comments about Global Adapter with 2 USB Ports:

              I live abroad throughout the year and sometimes in different regions of the world. Often, I bring multiple adapters with me to handle various products and needs. That was until I found this product! It works so well! Being able to charge two USB items at once (ie tablet and cell phone) and still use a flat iron way exceeded my expectations. The additional plus is to look at the lights on the adapter to identify when the product is fully charged! I love this product so much that when I come to the states and need to quickly charge a couple of items I use this adapter. And, hey, it helps when I'm getting ready to go out for a night on the town too!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Adapter!

              By KasaNomad

              from DC

              About Me Bargain Hunter, Frequent Traveler, Practical

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Improves Experience

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Airline Travel
                • Computer
                • Day Trips
                • Office
                • Weekend Trips

                Comments about Global Adapter with 2 USB Ports:

                I got one of these as a gift and use it all the time and all over the world. I liked it so much I recommend it to my colleagues and buy them as gifts for other folks who are new to the travelling gig.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                4.0

                Good design, charges iPads, noisy USB

                By trailbrake

                from Toronto, ON

                About Me Frequent Traveler

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • USB ports charge ipads

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Airline Travel
                  • Computer

                  Comments about Global Adapter with 2 USB Ports:

                  Quite a slick little package of a multi-country AC adapter with 2 USB charging ports that light up and change color when in-use. I didn't really expect it to charge my iPad2 but it does! At least on 220V. I have not tested 110v yet.

                  It is fuse protected so it is also a cheap spike protector.

                  Really only one quibble. The USB ports are so electrically noisy, that my iPhone 3GS freaked out if I tried to use it while it was being charged. The screen would jump around like it was trying to avoid your finger. You'd have to see it to believe it. I also have a USB chargeable portable speaker (SoundMatters). The adapter is so noisy you can not use to charge the speaker and listen to it at the same time. So charge it with my PC which isolates it from the adapter.

                  Worth them money, with those caveats, especially if you have an Ipad since you could leave the adapter for it at home or be covered if you lost it.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Very good for the right uses

                  By John

                  from Ohio

                  About Me Frequent Traveler

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Global Adapter with 2 USB Ports:

                      If you understand this is an adapter and NOT a converter and use it with smaller products that have a charger that works with either 110 or 220 i.e., IPhone, laptop, Kindle, IPod, etc., this is a great product. I've used it from Africa to Eastern Europe and it's very easy to use. I never go abroad without it. Only downside is trying to charge through the USB connection....sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I just do it the old fashioned way...plug the cord from the charger into this adapter and plug the adapter into the wall.

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                      • No

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